Category Archive: Functionality

May 22 2017

eviFile – geo-located progressive assurance

Complementing BIM, mobile geospatial services such as IDS’s eviFile will help infrastructure providers securely track their assets and associated processes. Over the past 2-3 years, I have had a number of conversations with Ed Williams, now client services director at the Leeds, UK-based IDS Group. When we first met, Ed was working on the concept …

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May 18 2017

Aconex: CEO Leigh Jasper interviewed (Pt 3)

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In the final section of this three-part Extranet Evolution interview with Aconex CEO Leigh Jasper (read part one; part two), the focus is digital transformation and long-term growth prospects. Digitising construction As a former McKinsey consultant, Jasper was pleased to talk about the McKinsey Global Institute’s ‘Digital Transformation’ reports showing how developed economies (like Australia, US, …

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May 17 2017

Aconex: CEO Leigh Jasper interviewed (Pt 2)

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In the second part of this now three-part Extranet Evolution interview with Aconex CEO Leigh Jasper (read part one), we talk about building information modelling, FM, mobile and other product development ideas. Collaborative BIM Conject’s merger with BIW was a prolonged process, with key developments in areas such as mobile technology and BIM delayed at …

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May 16 2017

Aconex: CEO Leigh Jasper interviewed (Pt 1)

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Aconex CEO Leigh Jasper was in the UK recently, and talked to Extranet Evolution. This first instalment of a two three-part interview discusses outcomes of the Conject acquisition and the development of the Connected Cost application. The day after an Aconex investor presentation in Melbourne was a good time to get an update on the Australian …

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May 09 2017

Unearth: merges aerial and ground data

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Seattle, US-based startup Unearth has launched a cloud-based construction collaboration application that merges aerial and ground-level data, potentially capitalising on the growing use of site surveys via UAVs or drones. Its proposition is summed up as: “Unearth provides interactive aerial maps of your projects, secure storage for your build history, and simple collaboration for your entire …

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Apr 28 2017

Chapoo builds on Bricsys BIM expertise

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This week’s Bricsys Insights press event showed off some of the capabilities of the Chapoo AEC collaboration platform and underlined the growing importance of BIM. This week, I attended a Bricsys Insights event held at the headquarters of the Ghent, Belgium-based engineering software developer. Much of the event focused on the company’s BricsCAD and BricsCAD BIM applications, plus …

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Apr 27 2017

Aconex launches Connected Cost

Rob Phillpot

It’s taken nearly two years, but Aconex finally announced the launch of Connected Cost earlier this month, potentially heralding a move into construction payment management. With its July 2015 acquisition of US-based Worksite, a project cost management solution developed at ARES Project Management LLC, the Melbourne, Australia-based construction collaboration vendor Aconex started working towards integration of project cost …

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Apr 13 2017

VPO: Microsoft 365-based project management

Microsoft moved to the cloud somewhat grudgingly, but its Office 365 product suite has enabled firms to offer cloud-based Sharepoint for construction collaboration. A prolonged and unremittingly poor experience with Microsoft SharePoint in the early 2000s probably prejudiced me against any notion of using SharePoint as the basis for a construction collaboration platform. This proposal was something …

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Mar 14 2017

AproPlan eyeing AEC integration opportunity

Established in Belgium in 2012 but now spreading its European operations more widely (the UK, Germany and the Netherlands are among the early targets), AproPlan markets itself as “the construction software that lets you keep track of your progress and collaborate with your team.” I met AproPlan’s CEO Thomas Goubau when he visited London in …

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Mar 13 2017

Collaborative announcements

Catching up on some construction collaboration technology news…. from Konstru, 3DRepo, TenderSpace, Earthcam / Procore, STACK / Dodge Data, and Holobuilder. Konstru – web-based 3D BIM interoperability and version control I have long been interested in the potential of the web to help overcome issues relating to poor interoperability. Being able to share construction information in …

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